New Mexico senior Brian Urlacher and Tennessee junior Deon Grant join Carter as finalists for the award. The winner will be announced at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 9, at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. The formal presentation of the award will take place Feb. 17, 2000, in Oklahoma City.
Carter, who was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his illustrious career Monday after registering a season-high 16 tackles in the Golden Gophers' 25-21 win at Iowa Saturday, is also one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy which recognizes the top defensive player at any position in college football. The Nagurski Trophy winner will be announced Dec. 6 in Charlotte, N.C.
U Sends Eight To NFL In Last Three Drafts
Minnesota has had eight players drafted in the last three years after having zero picks from 2011-13.
Gophers Headed To NFL
The Gophers had two players – Eric Murray and De’Vondre Campbell – selected in the NFL Draft on Saturday.
Three Gophers Honored by NFF
Christenson, Mortell, Thomas awarded for outstanding academics by the National Football Foundation